SpringSpring 2019 Spring 2018 Spring 2017

May 10  & May 11  MIT Room 6-120

Reconstruction as Violence: The Case of Aleppo

This two-day symposium seeks to address the following questions: How do violence and conflict not only destroy but constitute, design, and organize the built environments and infrastructure? How do we understand the urbanization of warfare in relation to urban theory and reconstruction practices? Finally, participants will be asked to consider the recent warfare in the Middle East, with a special focus on Aleppo, in relation to the built environment and the extent to which reconstruction processes can be weaponized.

April 27 & 28 in MIT Room 6-120
Translating Destruction:
Contemporary Art and War in the Middle East

War ravages countries, cities, communities, and individuals.  Its destructive effects linger in the collective consciousness for generations.  Artists have been at the vanguard of societal responses to war and violence, recording and reflecting on its causes, impacts, meanings, and traumatic consequences and exploring means to deal with them.  This symposium will probe the different ways in which contemporary artists are engaging the wars and upheavals afflicting the Middle East today and explore the formal, conceptual, and theoretical dimensions that underpin their work.

Stan Anderson and HTC
Friday May 5,  6 pm -  9 pm
Saturday May 6,  9 am - 6 pm
In the Long Lounge (MIT room 7-429)

Spring 2017 Spring 2016 Spring 2014

The Architecture of Refugees:
The Question of Ethics

April 27 - 3:00 - 6:00 pm in MIT Room 4-231

New Frontiers in Gulf Urbanism
Friday, March 11, 12 to 5 in MIT room 1-390
Saturday, March 12, 12:30 to 4 in the Long Lounge

The Orangi Pilot Project
and Legacy of Architect Perween Rehman

April 11 & 12 MIT room 4-270

Spring 2013 Fall 2011 Spring 2010

The Right to Architecture
Saturday April 20 - 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

AKPIA@MIT 30th Anniversary Reunion
October 1, 2011
9:00 am to 6:00 pm in MIT room 56-114

Rethinking Water: A Critical Resource
May 20 & May 21 in MIT Kirsch Auditorium
AKPIA sponsorship contribution.

Spring 2009 Spring 2009 Spring 2006

Water in Architecture, Landscape + Urbanism
Saturday, April 18


Exploring The Role of History in
Contemporary Architectural Practice

Saturday, April 25

The Mosque in the West
April 21 & 22
Fall 2005 Spring 2005 Spring 2004

The Mamluk Domes of Cairo
October 29




Islamic Cities in the Classical Age
May 6 & 7

Harem in History & Imagination

May 7, 8 & 9

Spring 2001    

Exploring the Frontriers
of Islamic Art and Architecture

May 18 & 19